There are few things that we invest large amounts of money and time into, and our homealong with a solid roof- is most likely at the top of that list. Whether your roof is brand new or 50 years old, having it inspected twice a year is recommended. There are major weather conditions that Upstate NY sees frequently such as rain, wind, snow, and sleet that can do some serious damage. Sometimes, we don’t see the damage before it’s too late, so it pays off to stay ahead of the game. Leaks, broken shingles, cracks or rust, broken gutters, large debris, and moss build up- the list goes on for things to check, but it’s most wise to leave it in the hands of the professionals- and here’s why.
Professionals have years of experience under their belt. They know what they’re doing and exactly what to look for. Some types of damage may be less obvious than others, and we as the homeowner wouldn’t be able to spot them right away, until they’ve become larger problems.
In addition to experience, professionals have the tools and technologies to get the inspection done thoroughly and correctly so that they don’t miss a thing. Spending the money on having a professional do the job will most likely pay off and save time and moneyespecially not having to worry about an expensive problem that could’ve been prevented.
The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) Data Center study, “Fatal Falls from Roofs Among U.S. Construction Workers,” found that falls from roofs accounted for one-third of fall-related construction fatalities from 1992-2009. Trying to research, watch, and learn how to inspect on our own roof doesn’t add up to years of experience. Ultimately we say this because your safety is what’s most important. There are tragic injuries, fatal and nonfatal, that can come from being on the roof. To have some extra money in your pocket isn’t worth risking your life. Although inspecting your roof is necessary- wait for a professional. J. Lindsley has years of trusted experience. If you are in the Central New York area including Syracuse, Clay, Cicero, Liverpool, Baldwinsville, Onondaga County, Oswego, Fulton, Hannibal, Cato, Mexico, Phoenix, Bayberry, Radisson, Penneville, Sterling, Fair Haven and Oswego County, J. Lindsley can provide you with inspections! Call (315) 453-ROOF (7663) to chat today.